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Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce


If you happened to read our Coffee Smoked Pork Belly recipe, you might remember how I said my father-in-law loves his pork belly!

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So of course, he has many different ways that he cooks up his favorite pork bellies, and this Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce recipe is probably his most go-to recipe. 

So what is it about pork belly that’s good!?  Well, it’s probably the same reason people love rib-eye or toro, it’s the fat and that’s what you want to hear if you’re low-carb/keto!   But it’s not only the fat, it’s rather the perfect ratio between the fat and meat that gives it the taste texture that no other cut of meat can replicate!

And this simple and straightforward recipe makes a perfect example of all of that with a crispy crusted pork belly accompanied by garlic soy sauce! 

 

Just note that it takes about 1 hr of boiling.  So go ahead, take a break and watch your favorite show while cooking the pork belly, I promise you it will be well worth the wait! 

Once the pork is done boiling, all that’s left is to sear the pork belly and make the simple sauce by combining some Soy Sauce and garlic.  It’s that easy and we hope you enjoy ‘Ba’s’ Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly recipe!

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For this one, the only special ingredient would probably be Japanese sake, which you can replace with Dry Sherry (or Vodka if no other option) if needed.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 50M

Total Time 55M

Net Carb/Serv 0g

Servings 8-10 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length)
  • 1/2 Inch of Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Japanese sake
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Garlic Clove

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Thinly slice ginger into 1/8 inch slices and set aside.

3) Fill stove top pot with enough water to completely submerge entire pork belly.  Add Japanese sake, sliced ginger, salt and bring to boil.

4) Once boiling, add the entire pork belly into the stove top pot.  Bring heat down to medium low, then partially cover and cook for 40 minutes.

5) In the meantime, grate garlic with a grater or a garlic press and add into a dipping bowl.  Add Soy Sauce, mix well, and set aside.  

6) After 40 minutes, remove pork belly from water and place on cutting board.  Cut into bite-size pieces that are about 1/2 inch in width.

7) In a cast iron pan, add olive oil and bring to smoking temperature (to where oil lightly smokes).   Notecast iron pan gets very hot, so please where mitts if you need to handle the pan.

8) Carefully add pork belly and sear top and bottom until golden color (about 30 seconds per side).  Note – oil will splatter during this process so be cautious.  You can sear sides if you want, up to personal preference.

9) Once seared, transfer to serving plate and serve with dipping sauce.

 

Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce!

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Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Taiwanese Crispy Pork Belly in Garlic Soy Sauce. Enjoy the taste of this delicious Taiwanese inspired dish at only ~0g Net Carb/Piece. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: crispy Asian pork belly, keto pork belly, low carb pork belly, seared pork belly, soy sauce garlic pork belly, Taiwanese pork belly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 Pieces
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10" in length)
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Japanese sake
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Clove Garlic

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Thinly slice ginger into 1/8 inch slices and set aside.
  • Fill stove top pot with enough water to completely submerge entire pork belly. Add Japanese sake, sliced ginger, salt and bring to boil.
  • Once boiling, add the entire pork belly into the stove top pot. Bring heat down to medium low, then partially cover and cook for 40 minutes.
  • In the meantime, grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and add into a dipping bowl. Add Soy Sauce, mix well, and set aside.
  • After 40 minutes, remove pork belly from water and place on cutting board. Cut into bite-size pieces that are about 1/2 inch in width.
  • In a cast iron pan, add olive oil and bring to smoking temperature (to where oil lightly smokes). Note - cast iron pan gets very hot, so please where mitts if you need to handle the pan.
  • Carefully add pork belly and sear both sides until golden color (about 30 seconds per side). Note - oil will splatter during this process so be cautious. You can sear top and bottom as well, up to personal preference.
  • Once seared, transfer to serving plate and serve with dipping sauce.

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